Before heading out on a big international tour with saxophonist Branford Marsalis later this summer, bassist Eric Revis is going on a short tour of his own, stepping out as a leader with a brand new trio. Perhaps best known for his work with Mr. Marsalis, Revis’s own music covers wide aesthetic ground. In addition to working in the collaborative trio Tarbaby with pianist Orrin Evans and drummer Nasheet Waits, Revis has made a variety of recordings as a leader featuring adventurous peers like pianist Jason Moran, and saxophonists Ken Vandermark, Darius Jones, and Bill McHenry.
Revis teams up with two ideal collaborators in his new trio—pianist (and Gallery regular) Kris Davis and drummer Gerald Cleaver. With Revis’s forceful bass tone meeting Davis’s melodic flights of fancy and Cleaver’s sizzling flow around the kit, musical sparks are sure to fly. We are proud to present Revis and company for two nights of performances this week, giving you four chances to check out this group’s exciting and unpredictable music.
The Eric Revis Trio plays The Jazz Gallery on Wednesday, June 17th, and Thursday June 18th, 2015. The group features Mr. Revis on bass, Kris Davis on piano, and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Sets are at 8 and 10 p.m. each night. $22 general admission ($12 for members). Purchase tickets here.